Open Burn Season Starts Today

San Luis Obispo, CA — Today marks the start of the 2012-2013 open burn season in San Luis Obispo County. The burn season, which typically runs from approximately November through the end of April, affects the burning of residential yard trimmings in backyards and agricultural wastes. 

Open burn season normally closes at the end of April when local fire agencies typically predict an increasing risk of wildfires from drying brush and grass.  All burning requires a permit from the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District.